Parachute Journalists packaging
While loitering on the internet, I came across this album art for Parachute Journalists, an “indie/folk/pop punk” band from Cleveland. Digging a little deeper, I discovered the site of Jeff Finley who is not only PJ’s drummer, but a damn fine graphic designer and builder of brands. Jeff is also a part of GoMedia, a…
Arcade Fire website
Sometimes simple and minimalist gets the job done. Considering their indie roots and musical talent, Arcade Fire understands that slick presentation and overproduction aren’t required to produce honest, well constructed music. Arcadefire.com reflects the band’s simple approach to creating well-crafted songs and allowing the music to do the talking.
INTERPOL “Lights” video
Disturbingly decadent video for Interpol’s new single, Lights. I’ve always admired this band for its original sound and sense of style, and their willingness to push boundaries translates well to this music video, directed by artist and photographer, Charlie White. Though somewhat abstract, the visuals of Lights are quite arresting and do engage you. It’s…
Deerhunter Wants YOU
It’s a great concept. Have your fans become your marketing team. Who better to spread the word of a forthcoming album than the people who believe in you most? Deerhunter has offered fans a chance to hear their latest single first if they download their poster, post it prominently, and email them a photo of…
Munk One poster art
American artist and illustrator, Munk One is a very busy dude. Having worked with bands such as My Chemical Romance, Smashing Pumpkins and Bad Religion, Munk One is an authority on arresting poster art. Sometimes incorporating politics and religion into his work, he’s gained worldwide recognition. Nothing better than psychotic koala’s on a joy ride…
Best Album Art Ever?
Wired has followed up their own picks for best album art with a reader’s choice edition. This collection looks back at influential covers from the likes of Frank Zappa, RUSH and John Coltrane, providing plenty of inspiration. These covers remind us of a time in which album art defined the artist conceptually; designers were wholly…
Eluvium LP packaging
Beautiful work by Hard Format for ambient artist, Eluvium. The muted palette of the illustrations and their straightforward presentation belie the complexity of the music, but they do compliment the unique style and spiritual quality of this artist’s work. “A hefty beast weighing 2.25kg, this 7 LP set beautifully combines the best aspects of Music…
Florence And The Machine website
Interesting textures and vintage elements for Florence And The Machine’s site. The dark tone established by the design elements (and fully functioning leather lungs) sets up the moody alt pop of FATM’s music. Site is full of music samples, some damn fine videos and, unfortunately, some ads, but I guess Island Universal needs to make…
The Hold Steady poster
Another excellent creation by the fine artisans of Aesthetic Apparatus. “We’ve done quite a handful of posters for The Hold Steady and are always more than pleased to do so. We couldn’t help but think about the vast difference from this design to the first poster design we did for the band that had an…
How to Destroy Angels video
Dark and creepy visuals for “The Space In Bewtween,” the newest video from How to Destroy Angels, Trent Reznor’s latest project with wife and singer Mariqueen Maandig. Reznor is very conscious of his public persona and always delivers images and videos that capture his brooding lyrics and subversive tone. Please don’t ever miss NIN live.